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10 quick ways to relieve stress

Life can be full of stressful moments. Sometimes it may seem that we are tense and stressed all day long. If you find yourself in this situation you may need to take a 30 minute de-stress break. Don't think you have the time? Think again. Here are 10 ideas that take less than 30 minutes to do, but can give you a much-needed break from your stress:

November 13, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


I sent my sister's uterus a 'get well soon' card while she was on her period. Here's why.

I am not female. So as such, I can only infer what it's really like to have -- be on? Go through? -- your period each month. I don't envy you and the pain you go through. And as if physical pain weren't enough, there's also a grueling social stigma that walks hand in hand with that time of the month. It's that pain I want to address.

November 11, 2016 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to never ever go to bed with makeup on

Dealing with makeup is tricky. You have to find what works for your skin, how to wear it and deal with lipsticks that smudge. But when it comes washing off your makeup, there is no gray area. The skin on your face is one of the most sensitive areas on your body and you need to take care of it. That means washing off all makeup before bed, no questions asked.

November 11, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


Why a red flower is an emblem of both veterans and drug addicts

As Veterans Day approaches, many people around the world pin an artificial flower near their heart to show respect for men and women who died in service to their country. But ironically, the same flower also represents another group of people who are dying in large numbers — those lost to opioid addiction.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Oaths in the modern age: Do they still matter?

When the Hippocratic oath was written, doctors believed that health was controlled by the four humors and a woman's womb wandered around her body like a nomad, causing disease and insanity.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Studies show shoes are ruining our feet and here's why

Take a moment to examine the way you walk. Don’t be embarrassed, just take a casual stroll and feel the way your feet interact with the ground. Now, if you are wearing shoes, take them off and if you are barefoot, grab a pair of shoes and put them on. Stand up and walk again, and pay attention to the way you walk. Do you feel a difference? I made a fool of myself walking aimlessly around my office building the other day, but I'm not embarrassed because shoes really do change the way your feet interact with ...

November 09, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


First step to a healthy, happy weight for life

No one wants to be in that messy on-again, off-again relationship that lacks respect and happy endings. A relationship that oscillates between cloud nine and valleys filled with distrust and disgust.

November 09, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How the length of a day affects your mood

It's neither rain nor snow nor heat that puts people in a bad mood. But watch out for the gloom of day as winter approaches.

November 08, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 simple steps to winter wellness

Winter is coming, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere anyway, and that can have a real impact on our wellbeing.

November 07, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 health concerns you can detect through your eyes

When you meet someone new, the first thing you notice about them is probably their eyes—the shape, the color and sometimes their health....Curious? Eyes are more than just for show; doctors can diagnose a number of diseases or conditions just through an eye exam. The state of your eyes can give you major clues to what is happening to your body. These literal windows to your inner health can reveal 10 dangerous conditions:

November 06, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


10 martial arts disciplines that will change your child's life

For kids, martial arts training offers a fun way to improve their physical health and agility while they learn useful self-defense skills. It is also likely to aid in the development of their character. Through consistent martial arts training, children will learn to cultivate their self-confidence, discipline and concentration. It also helps develop valuable conflict resolution skills.

November 06, 2016 | Lystia Putranto FamilyShare | Living well


Skateboarding is a sport to be respected

At a recent soccer game for my oldest son, many of my younger kids quickly got bored, as usual, and were in need of some entertainment that didn't include watching kids pass a ball around for an hour.

November 03, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


10 kitchen ingredients you didnt know could help you lose weight

Eating right and trying to maintain your weight can be difficult at times. It's so easy to give into temptation and crack open that box of mac and cheese.

November 03, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


Should your baby share your room? What parents have done in the past - and what they should do now

Babies should sleep in their parents' rooms for the first six months of life and ideally up to a year, a leading group of pediatricians said. This may not be great for the marriage or the parents' sleep, but it's important to help keep babies safe, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which released its updated "safe sleeping" guidelines Oct. 24.

November 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 home ingredients that will get rid of dark circles

Do your under eye circles seem to be getting bigger and bigger lately? Other than throwing on some concealer, there is nothing you can do about them, right?

November 02, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


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3 strange things that are actually normal during menstruation and 5 that indicate something’s wrong

Do you remember your first period? Even if you’d already been warned it was coming, it was still kind of crazy that it's ...

February 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Are you mistaking a sign of cancer for a spider bite? Studies show this is a serious problem

When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather ...

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel ...

February 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and ...

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is ...

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when ...

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of ...

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to ...

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at ...

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found ...

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on ...

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps ...

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was ...

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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